Cover crops

Lawrence F. London, Jr. london at metalab.unc.edu
Tue Aug 17 12:57:27 EDT 1999




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On Tue, 17 Aug 1999, Toby Hemenway wrote:

> virtually insignificant effect. I inherited a garden with some real
> problems: it had been "fertilized" with immense quantities of wood ash and
> fresh manure, then watered with untreated, stored greywater (pH 9; storing
> greywater is a no-no) so  the soil pH was 8.2 and the tilth was gone. It
> had been red clay to begin with, thus it was very ugly. Gypsum plus cover

Lambs quarters, Johnson grass (its not that bad), milkweed, amaranth,
goldenrod and ragweed would grow in this soil and might help jumpstart
restoration of tilth and use up nutrients.




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